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Fred Learns to Make Good Observations
Students learn when to speak or when to be quiet. In this communication skill lesson, students read a story that points out good communication skills. Students complete a KWL about making good observations. Students role play making good decisions about when to speak and when not to. Students answer critical thinking questions.
One -to-One Communication
Communication is how we make exchanges, plan, and obtain what we want or need. Foster business communication skills used in the work of agriculture. Intended for an agribusiness class, the lesson introduces learners to communication types, skills, and functions.
Communication Skills: Conflict Resolution
Learners explore communication techniques by participating in speech role-playing activities. In this conflict resolution lesson, students identify the keys to being a good communicator such as listening, eye contact, and the tone of their voice. Learners conduct discussions with classmates while employing these techniques.
Electric Messages: Then and Now
Students explore electronic communication, the Morse Code system, and text messaging, build a simple circuit to send messages to one another, and explore the impact of electrical communications on society.
Communication Skills: Dennis Learns About Responsible Reporting Versus Tattling
Students explore communication skills by completing a worksheet in class. In this journalism lesson plan, students read the story "Dennis Learns about Responsible Reporting Vs. Tattling." Students write a review about the story and complete a KWL chart regarding journalism techniques.
COMMUNICATION - LISTENING WORKSHOP 1: Values Awareness
Students in this workshop strive to be reflective listeners as Master Teachers. They focus on communication skills necessary to deal with common family problems and community problems.
Walk That Line
Third graders, in groups, practice outdoors with communication skills, leadership, trust, respect and creativity.
Hair Design (Computer Simulation)
Students develop communication skills, higher level thinking skills, and problem-solving skills while exploring computer-simulated hair design.
Fun Along the Way: Technology and the Teaching of World Languages
Students record themselves saying basic biographical facts about themselves: : what their names are, where they live, how old they are, what languages they speak, and what activities they like to do. They practice their presentational communication skills. Students record their voices in technology class, where they also create a slideshow using pictures of their choice.
Integrated Unit On South America
Sixth graders solve math problems using database operations, word processing, desktop publishing, and spreadsheet formatting. They demonstrate an understanding of communication skills, math, and computer skills using information on South America.
METHODS OF COMMUNICATION
Students identify and determine the effectiveness of various methods of communication. They construct a chart or poster that illustrates the various methods and venues through which individuals, groups, and the media communicate with the public.
Developing Good Written Communication Skills and the Word Processing Student
Students are introduced to the skills needed to complete a word processing assignment. In groups, they identify the reasons why it is important to communicate in different situations and participate in role-playing exercises. They complete a pre- and post-test to discover the techniques they have acquired.
Does your class need to talk about communication skills? Then use this presentation to go through the key components of communication. It's not all about talking, but also about listening. Of course, there is room for expanded discussions with the class by using what's here in the presentation as a jumping-off point. All the teacher would have to do to expand the lesson is ask the class to share some examples.
Use this worksheet as a pre-assessment to find out what your learners know about communication skills. Or, use it for taking notes while discussing communication. There is plenty of space to write about communication styles, paraphrasing, and active listening. Perhaps it could even be used as a post-assessment.
Turn Down Music to Save Hearing
Students participate in a informal survey of their listening habits, then read a news article about the possibility of portable music players harming kids hearing. In this current events activity, the teacher introduces the article with a brief survey and vocabulary activity, then students read the news report and participate in a class discussion. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
Miscast and Seldom Seen
Consider how well young scholars' favorite TV shows, movies and video games reflect the diversity of society. The lesson introduces your class to several media literacy concepts, such as how media conveys values and messages, as well as the possible consequences of these concepts. Specifically, this lesson deals with the problems of under-representing or inaccurately portraying diversity. Small groups analyze characters in media, and finish by writing letters to the editors of these sources.
Diversity in Media: Looking Critically at What We See
This learning experience fosters awareness of representations we see, and don't see, in the media. Learners list TV programs, games, and films they enjoy, identify characters' ethnic, religious, (dis)ability, and sexual orientation status, assess whether what they see accurately represents where they live, and discuss equity or the lack of it in the media. Sourced from Canada, where the broadcast industry has set voluntary standards to promote equity in the media. With graphic organizers.
Acquiring Communication Skills
In this communication skills worksheet, students listen to 15 statements and determine which statements are examples of what good listeners may say. Students also review a set of instructions for positively contributing in small group instruction.
Communication Skills Center Ideas for the Early Finisher
When students finish work early, there are easy ways to keep them focused and learning with independent activities.
Communication Skills: Special Education
Get to talking with your special needs class. In pairs, they take turns telling each other where to go on a schematic map. They work to ask questions, answer questions, and check if their partner understands their directions, or if he needs clarification.